Who am I?
I am an established photographer and film-maker providing clients with creative solutions where strong imagery is the focus of the brief.
My clients span the arts, education, private and public sectors, and I’ve been operating from my Birmingham base for more than 15 years.
My work falls into two broad areas: editorial/advertising photography and commissions as an artist; but the one thing that remains the same is my approach and style.
First and foremost, I am a creative. Fundamental to my approach is strong lighting and composition – these two vital elements combine to deliver images with impact.
Listen Develop Create Realise
First spark for photography ignited:
On a Cornish beach, age 9, waiting for the perfect sunset with amateur photographer… my Dad.
a Kodak Instamatic with four shot flash cube - analogue.
First roll of black and white film shot and developed by hand: aged 16, whilst completing a two-year foundation course Bournville Art College my result, a distinction.
aged 17, a 6’x4’ shed I had taken over and set up in my parents back garden.
First influential books:
Susan Sontag, ‘On Photography’; and John Berger, ‘Ways of Seeing’
First step into the creative industry:
aged 21, as an eager young freelance photographer’s assistant, working on everything from industrial photography in foundries to above-the-line advertising car shoots.
First commissioned campaign shot:
1997, for Birmingham Repertory Theatre, I produced the advertising image for their production of Julius Caesar to appear on bus shelters across the Midlands.
First celebrity portrait:
1999, Elvis Costello
First 24-sheet poster campaign shot: 2003, for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
First commission as an artist:
2010, at the University of Birmingham for their new student facilities building at the Medical School - a 3mx2m acrylic sealed work celebrating the cultural diversity of the medical students and the journey they take through their five-year education.
First short film:
2011 directed and shot experimental short film “The Viewing”
2012 seascapes from around the uk shorelines, Derby Cathedral Art Gallery.